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THE LIQUID SUN

The Spacelords

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.21 | 10 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is the latest from Germany's own THE SPACELORDS and it sees them continuing on that same path of all instrumental psychedelic music. I was so impressed with the previous album they put out called "Synapse" from 2014 so my expectations were high. Bottom line is that I feel they didn't deliver this time around. Yes I enjoyed much of this album but it pales when compared to the previous one, it's not close. In fact today I spun "Synapse" just to hear the differences and I feel justified giving this 3 stars while "Synapse" was a solid 4 stars. "The Liquid Sun" does win when it comes to the album art. Oh my I love the cover for this one, it's like looking at a planet far off in the galaxy and check out the mushrooms growing on it(haha). Yeah you need shrooms when looking at such beautiful scenery no? Okay maybe not but this all fits in with what THE SPACELORDS represent.

So we get three long tracks clocking in at almost 44 minutes in total. First up is the title track and for me this is starting off on the wrong foot. Despite the enjoyable guitar melodies I'm annoyed at this one at times as we get that repetitive guitar/ bass/ drum melody that's quite catchy. Spacey expressions arrive after 2 1/2 minutes and from here on out they jam. I like the guitar playing over top starting just before 11 1/2 minutes. "Spaceship Breakdown" is a cool title and it opens with one of the guys clearing his throat. Strummed guitar follows then a full sound. This one's a little heavier than the previous track but still repetitive but not as much as the first song. I do like the guitar after 7 1/2 minutes and the organ runs.

"Black Hole" is the closing number clocking in at over 21 minutes. This is my favourite of the three. It's laid back with spacey guitar and sounds as the drums join in and it becomes repetitive. I like this. Some heavy riffs around 9 minutes and I like that spacey guitar tone before 11 1/2 minutes as it plays over top. The heavy riffs are back around 15 minutes and I like how the themes are repeated. Love the guitar solo after 17 minutes. It settles right down over the final minute.

If your into Space Rock you need to check this band out but I'd start with their earlier albums.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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